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Poster: glenn Date: Jul 30, 2004 6:23am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MiniDisc Recordings

Minidisc cannot be copied without generational loss... including audible artifacts like pops buzzes, dropouts...

you may not notice it on the first generation or more... but it's there, lossy trading pollutes the gene pool.

If you are going to distribute minidisc recordings, it would be best to first ' freeze ' them into a losssless format first, from your master, hopefully... then the loss will only be from your Master>lossless-format-copy generation.

and then hopefully only if there is no genuine lossless version extant...
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With all due respect, this is a silly response. FLAC has nothing to do with the question. It is the compression scheme used to make big files about 50% smaller, without losing any data in the compression process. MP3 is not lossless compression. It has nothing to do with whether a recording is orininally recording using ATRAC or non-compressed data streaming. I master my minidisc recordings and use FLAC to distribute them, just like everybody else that uses non-compressed data streaming. "
Response: yes, exactly.. if the best version of a show is minidisc, the ideal way to distribute it is by freezing it in to lossless form: shn, flac, wav, whatever, preventing further loss and eliminating generational error.

This post was modified by glenn on 2004-07-30 13:23:03